The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child

by JimeĢnez, Francisco, 1943-

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Fiction YA JIMENEZ
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA JIMENEZ
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j JIMENEZ
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j JIMENEZ
 
 
Springdale Free Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA JIME
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA JIME
 
 
Summary

"'La frontera'...I heard it for the first time back in the late 1940s when Papa and Mama told me and Roberto, my older brother, that someday we would take a long trip north, cross la frontera, enter California, and leave our poverty behind." So begins this honest and powerful account of a family's journey to the fields of California -- to a life of constant moving, from strawberry fields to cotton fields, from tent cities to one-room shacks, from picking grapes to topping carrots and thinning lettuce. Seen through the eyes of a boy who longs for an education and the right to call one palce home, this is a story of survival, faith, and hope. It is a journey that will open readers' hearts and minds.

Contents
Under the wire
Soledad
Inside out
Miracle in Tent City
El Angel de Oro
Christmas gift
Death forgiven
Cotton sack
The circuit
Learning the game
To have and to hold
Moving still.

Additional Information
Subjects Mexican Americans -- California -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- California -- Fiction.
Mexican American families -- California -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :Houghlin Mifflin Co.,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description x, 116 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 0395979021
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